MARKHAM, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ventureLAB is pleased to announce a new partnership with TSMC, the world’s largest semiconductor foundry, to expand the Hardware Catalyst Initiative’s reach and further support innovative Canadian tech firms. The Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI) is Canada’s first hardware and silicon lab and incubator, accelerating the commercialization and reducing barriers of development for emerging hardware and silicon leaders.
As the HCI’s primary foundry partner, TSMC will support qualifying companies participating in the HCI with expanded access to prototype silicon production and manufacturing multi-project wafers (MPW). The partnership with TSMC will reduce the barriers for multi-project wafers design and manufacturing and make them accessible for start-ups and scale-ups, enabling their silicon innovation with fast time-to-market.
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